Héctor de Santa Ana Álvarez is the Manager of the Exploration and Production Department at ANCAP (the national oil company of Uruguay). He has more than 30 years in the oil and gas sector, occupying several positions form exploration geologist to management tasks, in several projects and operations in Uruguay, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Venezuela. Héctor holds a BSc in Geology at the University of Uruguay and a PhD in Geosciences and Regional Geology at the Universida de Estadual de Sao Paulo, Brazil. His large academic background includes lecture positions of Stratigraphy and basin analysis in Facultad de Ciencias, Uruguay, and other universities. He has published extensively particularly in topics related to sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis applied to hydrocarbon exploration. De Santa Ana is a member of the AAPG.